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Your views: U.S. should make English country’s official language

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June 20, 2014

Over 55 countries have declared English their official language, but would you believe the U.S. is not one of them?

When our ancestors came here, they practiced English on the decks of ships. They were proud to become Americans, and they loved our country.

Sadly, today our country is host to over 12 million undocumented aliens who live here, work here, and educate their children here but refuse to learn English. Groups like the Latino Coalition, Voices De La Frontera and Telumundo media are telling immigrants they do not have to learn English.

Because of the “Multi-Lingual Mandate,” our government spends billions of taxpayer dollars on translation services. (Would Mexico extend this courtesy to us?) They repay us with angry demonstrations demanding amnesty and full legal rights. Their allegiance is not with America.

Rep. Steve King has introduced to Congress the “English Language Unity Act” (HR997), which would make English the official language of the U.S., save taxpayers money and help immigrants assimilate to American culture. Tell our politicians to support and pass this bill.

 As long as immigrants refuse to learn English they are restricted to existing within their own communities, which has already led to a nation divided.

CLAUDIA MICHALSKI
Whitewater



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